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Breathe. Listen. Move.
"Yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools--posture, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more to address an individual's physical, mental, and emotional needs. " iayt.org
The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately.
Yoga therapy can offer support for a range of concerns: pain, neurologic issues, mental health, healthy aging, major illnesses, and stress.
How does yoga therapy work?
Although yoga has been practiced in some form for millennia, we are just beginning to understand these mechanisms from a Western scientific perspective. A tool applied in one area--say, a breathing practice can profoundly affect a completely different area of the body or the mind. Researchers think this works partly because of yoga's ability to regulate the nervous system and possibly to affect the way the brain processes information. Another reason yoga therapy works so well is that it's not a treatment done to a patient--yoga therapists instead empower clients to tap into their own innate healing capabilities. Read more here...
How yoga therapy works--part 1
How yoga therapy works--part 2 Frameworks for Understanding
How yoga therapy works--part 3 Increasing Awareness
What's the difference between yoga and yoga therapy?
A public yoga class can certainly ease everyday aches, pains, and mood complaints. But a yoga therapy session goes much further because it is completely tailored to the individual. IAYT-certified yoga therapists have in-depth training to help them assess and keep clients safe, and to interact with other healthcare professionals effectively.
Yoga therapy can complement a client's usual healthcare.
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